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the significance of the president and we all thank you for being here today. president obama, it is the perfect occasion to launch the celebration of 180 anniversary of thailand next year. i thank president obama and secretary clinton for actively promo promote... this afternoon i have the honor of accompanying the president for an audience with his majesty the king. the close relationship between our two countries at the highest level. lastly, at the bilateral meetings we had... discussion a partnership. thailand is the oldest ally of u.s. in asia and a long lasting one with commitment to democracy, human rights and free markets. i expressed to the president that it is my firm commitment to the people to preserve and protect the democratic system and i have shared the president's support of democracy in thailand. and democracy will lead to economic prospects. we look to the future and to view an even stronger... both countries and indeed the broader activity. on the economic front to generate growth and create jobs for both thai and american. the president and i agreed to redouble our effort t
and the clock is ticking. >> gregg: david lee miller, thank you. >> heather: meantime, president obama reaffirming his commitment to israel saying that no country would tolerate missiles raining down from outside the borders. he made the comments during a news conference. listen. israel has every light to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that is preferable. that is not just preferable for the people of gaza but it's also preferable for israelis because israeli troops are in gaza, they are much more at risk of incurring fatalities or being wounded. we're going to have to see what kind of progress we can make in the next 24-48 hours. >> heather: leaders on both sides of this conflict are taking parts in negotiations in the egyptian capital but so far have failed to come up with any kind of deal to end the violence. >> gregg: israel dealing with violence on another front. it shelled syrian firefighters after gunfight go spilled over to into golan highlights. they have fired twice
. >> indeed, thanks, ron, appreciate it. >>> this morning, president obama made a stray comment overseas that speaks volumes taking a tour of a monastery in thailand, the first stop on his trip to asia and listen to what he said about the situation in washington about the monk who was showing him around. >> a prayer. >> just in case you couldn't hear him, he said we're working on a budget in washington. we're going to need a lot of prayer. abc's martha raddatz is in washington this morning guest hosting abc's "this week" for george stephanopoulos. martha, good morning. i know they were laughing over in thailand this morning but they're not going to be laughing if they don't cut a budget deal soon. we're heading into taxmageddon. i know you spoke to the democratic leader in the house nancy pelosi. do you get a sense that we're anywhere close to a deal or are we just hearing a lot of happy talk? >> well, you're hearing a lot of happy talk, dan. i think the operative word is "constructive." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, b
live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron for a look at the other developing stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar, also known as burma, which had been under military rule until very recently. >>> and the company that owned the oil platform that exploded in the gulf of mexico on friday said it will keep searching for the one worker who remains missing. the body of the other worker was recovered by private divers after the coast guard suspended its search. four others remain in the hospital with severe burns. >>> and also in the gulf, a search of a different kind in connection with a rash of violence targeting dolphins. the hunt is on for the attackers responsible for this, a string of disturbing dolphin attacks up and down the gulf coast. >> we responded to one do
, chuck todd, thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good to see you. president obama has not really inserted himself in the mideast peace process to the extent that his predecessors have. given this current explosion of violence with hamas, given the changes in the arab world we've seen over the last two years, will he have to become more involved? >> i think he probably will. and whether he pursues what a lot of presidents pursue in its second term and that is mideast peace between israelis and palestinians, i think is an open question based on conditions on the ground. and what we're seeing now is part of that. is there a reasonable basis to begin those negotiations? right now he's got perhaps an even more difficult job, which is to make sure countries like egypt don't throw their weight behind hamas against israel, that egypt acts as a kind of restraining partner, which is what it's typically done with militants in the area, and that's why the president's conversations with egypt are so important right now. >> and speaking of the middle east, the investigation into
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